New Zealand will play their first match of T20 World Cup 2022 on October 22 against Australia, but before that they will play a warm-up match – here is the T20 WC New Zealand warm-up matches schedule, containing the full list of fixtures and match timings.
New Zealand qualified for the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time in 2021. However, in the final, they lost the all-important toss in Dubai, and managed only 172-4. Australia overhauled the target with eight wickets and seven balls in hand to clinch their maiden title. In the 2022 edition, New Zealand are in Group 1 of the Super 12s alongside Afghanistan, England, and New Zealand. The team that tops Group A and the one that finishes second in Group B of the first round will join the quartet.
New Zealand have had an outstanding 2022 – though, to be fair, they have not faced any of the top sides so far. After their lone match against the Netherlands was washed out, New Zealand won 3-0 in Ireland, 2-0 in Scotland, 2-0 in the Netherlands, and 2-1 in the West Indies. In October, just ahead of the T20 World Cup, they will host Pakistan and Bangladesh for a Twenty20 Internationals Tri-Series.
New Zealand will then fly out to Australia. Ahead of the main tournament, they will play two warm-up matches, against South Africa and India in separate grounds in Brisbane.
T20 World Cup 2022, New Zealand warm-up schedule: Fixture list and match timings
(All timings are in local time)
New Zealand v South Africa, October 17, Allan Border Field, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, 2pm
New Zealand v India, October 19, Brisbane Cricket Ground (The Gabba), Woolloongabba, Brisbane, 4pm